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More than three decades later, Wailers are still going strong.

Byline: Carolyn Lamberson The Register-Guard

When it comes to reggae bands, the Wailers are legendary.

Originally, the Wailers were a vocal trio formed by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. In 1972, Marley brought in the Upsetters - headed by Anton "Family Man" Barrett - to work on the Wailers' album "Catch a Fire."

When Tosh and Wailer left the band, the Upsetters formally joined the fold. Marley renamed the whole outfit Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Barrett and the Wailers will keep the torch burning when they perform Monday at the McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette St.

Showtime is 8 p.m. DeSoL will open the show.

Tickets are $21 in advance, available through Safeway TicketsWest outlets and online at Day-of-show tickets will be $23.

Todd Snider

Tonight, John Henry's

Portland native and Nashville resident Todd Snider blends bluegrass, blues, folk-rock and country like nobody else. See for yourself tonight when Snider heads to John Henry's, 77 W. Broadway.

He's touring in support of his latest album, last year's `East Nashville Skyline." Also on the bill is the South Austin Jug Band.

Tickets are $17, available at TicketsWest. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.

Good Life

Tonight, WOW Hall

Tim Kasher's other band, Cursive, is known for its aggressive song structures and heavy guitars. With the Good Life, Kasher is exploring his moody pop-rock side.

Life must be good, indeed. Blender magazine ranked the band's last album, "Album of the Year," among the best of 2004.

Good Life performs tonight at the WOW Hall, 291 W. Eighth Ave. The Velvet Teen, Bella Lea and Consafos also are on the bill.

Tickets are $10 at the door and showtime is 8:30 p.m.

Victor Noriega

Tonight, Jo Federigo's

Victor Noriega, a Seattle jazz pianist and composer, will visit Jo Fed's tonight in support of his debut album, "Stone's Throw."

The show is at 9 p.m. The cover is $5.

Jo Federigo's is at 259 E. Fifth Ave.

Paul deLay

Saturday, Mac's

at the Vet's Club

Portland's master blues harpist, Paul deLay, returns to Eugene for a Saturday show at the intimate Mac's, 1626 Willamette St.

DeLay, praised by Westcoast Blues Review as the "most brilliant, creative and talented blues harmonica player on the planet," will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. The cover is $8.

Sound Tribe Sector Nine

Saturday, McDonald Theatre

It had to happen. In this sampling age, a band has come along and sampled itself.

That's how Sound Tribe Sector Nine recorded its latest album, "Artifact." The band sampled its own studio sessions, including the work of guest artists, vocalists and field recordings.

How will it reproduce live? Well, a band that has played on "Austin City Limits" and at the Bonnaroo and Coachella festivals should have that all figured out.

Tickets are $18 and available through TicketsWest or online at Showtime is 8 p.m.

Lucy Kaplansky

Saturday, Cafe Paradiso

Lucy Kaplansky is from New York, but she visits Eugene so much it must feel like home.

She'll host an all-ages reunion of sorts when she brings her distinctive folk music to Cafe Paradiso, 110 W. Broadway, on Saturday night. The show will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $17 in advance, available at Cafe P, or $19 the day of the show.

Over the Rhine

Saturday, WOW Hall

With the tabloids a-flutter over the latest royal wedding, Brad and Jen's split and Britney's impending bundle, perhaps it's not unusual for a band to get personal on an album.

Over the Rhine - the duo of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler - go a step beyond on the new album "Drunkard's Prayer." It's an 11-song rumination on their marriage, the good and the bad.

The duo will reveal themselves at 8 p.m. Saturday when they take the stage at the WOW Hall for a seated concert. Tickets are $15, and are available at Gutenberg College, 1883 University St., and the WOW Hall.

Living Legends

Sunday, McDonald Theatre

The stage is set for a night of hip-hop when the Living Legends crew comes to town Sunday.

The crew features Murs, the Grouch, Eligh, Luckyiam, Scarub, Bicasso, Sunspot Jonz, Aesop the Black Wolf and Arata. The latest album is "Un- titled."

The underground powerhouse Jedi Mind Tricks is on the bill, as is Pigeon John. Showtime is 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15, available in advance through TicketsWest.


Monday, WOW Hall

Sole, the founder of Oakland-based hip-hop label anticon., will return to the WOW Hall for a show in support of his new album, "Live From Rome."

The Portland, Maine, artist was last here in 2003. This time, sole's on the War on Self Tour, sharing the bill with fellow anticon. artists pedestrian and telephonejimjesus.

The music begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at the WOW Hall, CD & Game Exchange, CD World, House of Records, Taco Loco or the Erb Memorial Union ticket office.

At the door, admission will be $12.

Kinnie Starr

Wednesday, Sam Bond's

She's a trilingual, bisexual, American Indian trip-hop diva from Canada who can add another descriptor to her resume: TV performer.

Kinnie Starr will read her poem "Buttons" on the season finale of Showtime's series "The L Word," which will air May 15.

In the meantime, she makes her second stop of 2005 at Sam Bond's Garage on Wednesday. The show starts at 9 p.m., and the cover is $5.

Ancient Future

Thursday, Far Horizons School

This long-running world music ensemble is touring the Northwest in support of its most recent work, "Planet Passion."

The Arabic fusion version of the ensemble - featuring Matthew Montfort on scalloped fretboard guitar, Georges Lammam on Arabic violin, Sala Takesh on Arabic percussion and Doug McKeehan on keyboards - will perform Thursday at the Far Horizons School, 2490 Hilyard St.

The show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance, available at StarGate Books. It's $17 at the door.

Ellis Paul

Thursday, Cafe Paradiso

After a three-year absence, singer-songwriter Ellis Paul is back with a new album, "American Jukebox Fables."

Paul will stop by Cafe P at 8 p.m. Thursday for a show. Joining him will be Ashleigh Flynn, a Portland singer-songwriter.

Tickets are $14 in advance, or $16 the day of the show.

Bat Makumba

Thursday, WOW Hall

For fans of Brazilian music, Bat Makumba has what you need.

The San Francisco practitioners of new Brazilian music - melding the country's percussive traditions, ska, forro and samba with American punk, rock and folk - will liven up a Thursday night at the WOW Hall.

It begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door.


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